It's been a week of getting back into the groove of work, life & school. I always have mixed feelings about the beginning of the year. As a goal setter, I love the fresh start and ability to see progress. As someone who enjoys the time off & a more relaxed schedule, it's always tricky to get back into the routine. But, here we are! Variety is the spice of life & all. :-)
Inspired by SAM's goal of tracking her side hustle & freebies, I think I'll do the same for the year. I've previously applied all of my side hustle to our mortgage, but found myself a bit aimless towards the end of the year. I have plenty of goals to achieve, so I'll get back to it in 2022.
Side hustle - Earn $1500 through selling things, or via unexpected rebates or Microsoft rewards. Use all side hustle income to apply towards my mom's 70th birthday trip.
Fetch/iBotta - I apply these directly to our grocery bill, particularly as iBotta requires cash out of pocket before you get the reward. I'll set a goal of earning $200 through these two channels.
Gift cards/credits - I just did a big gift card & credit inventory, & have plenty sitting around. My goals here are 1) use gift cards before cash, whenever possible. 2) Cut our gift card balances to 1/4 of our current amount. (They are abnormally high due to travel credits that expire and need to be used.)
What about you? Do you have any goals for your side hustle or other small pots of money?